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In solidarity for justice for Ejaz Choudry

The Canadian BDS Coalition condemns the use of excess force by the Peel Regional Police that resulted in the murder of Ejaz Choudry on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

The Coalition recognizes the role the militarization of police plays in this blatant misuse of power, and condemns the training of Canadian police by Israeli security forces in Israel and Canada, and the elected officials and police leadership that funds and enables it.

How Canadian MPs in the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary group are at the table of apartheid

magine a group of Canadian Members of Parliament representing four of the five federal parties sitting in the House of Commons, implicitly, if not explicitly, supporting Israel’s brutal apartheid regime by participating in the Canada Israel Inter-parliamentary Group which functions as little more than an internal pressure group the function of which is to normalize and consequently whitewash Israel’s apartheid regime. Within this group sit 19 members of the Bloc Québécois (of 32 Bloc Québécois MPs sitting in the House of Commons), 18 Conservative MPs, 16 Liberal MPs, 2 New Democrats and 9 Senators

Statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Canadian BDS Coalition believes in ending racial inequality, thus we support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We as a coalition believe in the importance of cross-solidarity across movements,

2019 Annual Report

Canadian BDS Coalition Working for Freedom, Equity and Justice The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2019 The Canadian BDS Coalition was formed in 2016 to bring together organizations in Canada that support the Palestinian Civil Society Call through the BDS National Coalition (BNC).   To learn more about BDS, https://bdscoalition.ca/about-bds/ The Coalition […]

Canadian BDS Coalition submission to the United Church of Canada Taskforce on Palestine

Canadian BDS Coalition …working together to promote justice for Palestinians. http://www.bdscoalition.ca bdscoalition@gmail.com March 15, 2020 Dear Rev Dr Martha Ter Kuile and Task Force members: We in the Canadian BDS Coalition were pleased to learn that the United Church of Canada is reviewing the appropriateness of your existing policy, UCC Policy on Palestine and Israel […]

Canadian BDS Coalition call to speak out against Trump’s plan of impunity for Israeli war crimes

The Canadian BDS Coalition calls on civil society to stand against this impunity to the continued war crimes and human rights violations against the Palestinian people. Thus, the Canadian BDS Coalition calls on all people of conscience and the international community at large to respond to these plans by intensifying campaigns for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions. This includes a clear call to the Canadian government that sanctions be put in place as required under our own domestic law and our international law accountability related to the gross systemic human rights and international law violations by the Israeli government.

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders

The Canadian BDS Coalition expresses our total solidarity with indigenous rights and land defenders. we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation and land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en and across Turtle Island who continue to resist Canada’s colonial incursions of their unceded territories.

Courage Céline, Fellow Artists ask you to say NO to Apartheid

The following message has been send to Céline Dion today from almost 50 fellow artists to Céline Dion on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Céline , the Canadian BDS Coalition would welcome your response, which we would be pleased to convey to your fellow artists. We would also welcome the opportunity to […]

#RaptorsDontGo Campaign Has Been Successful

The Canadian BDS Coalition is pleased to announce that the #RaptorsDontGo campaign has been successful. Our campaign was launched in June 2019, immediately following the Raptors victory in the NBA championship.
Now the 2019-20 NBA new season has now begun and there has been no reported public team visit; and continued silence from all of the team owners on this issue. The Canadian BDS Coalition is grateful that this visit did not materialize, as it would have given legitimacy to Israel’s war crimes. We feel the #RaptorsDontGo campaign also demonstrated the strength of popular grassroots campaigns that can mobilize to achieve justice for Palestinians. .

#IVotePalestine

In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019 #IVotePalestine. Check out the details, and be ready to ask the candidates in your riding where they stand.

#IVotePalestine

In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that support Palestine.

Join us in #RaptorsDontGo

Join an initial twitter storm; the Momentum is building! Saturday June 22, 13:00 ET, 20:00 Palestine 10:00 PT.

Canadian Human Rights Activists Congratulate the Government of South Africa on Downgrading Relations with Israel

The following release has been provided to South Africa BDS Release, May 27, 2019  The Canadian BDS Coalition, a coalition of over 30 national and regional groups across Canada, congratulates the government of South Africa on their resolve for justice for the Palestinian people in their decision to downgrade diplomatic relations with Israel. To the […]

Accessibility Washing of Israeli War Crimes

Israel is responsible for disabling and murdering countless Palestinians. Holland-Bloorview (Canada’s leading children hospital for rehabilitation), March of Dimes, Ontario government accessibility leadership none the less went to Israel learn about accessibility. SHAME.

EUROVISION: Canadians Call to STOP Artwashing War Crimes and Apartheid

Next week Eurovision happens in the Zionist State. However, it is with a taint of international condemnation as the world speaks out against Art-washing of war crimes, apartheid and denial of rights of return. While Canada has NO artists attending Madonna took up the Canadian zionist $1 M USD carrot to play at EUROVISION. Shame […]

Partial Victory: Bombardier pulls out of Israeli settler railway.

Electronic Intifada broke the story on May 9, 2019 The following letter has been sent to Bombardier thanking them for standing with international humanitarian law and war crimes, and also asking for clarification on the contract signed earlier for equipment. The Jerusalem light rail which links Israel’s illegal West Bank colonies is a symbol of oppression […]

Air Canada

Air Canada Partial Victory

Air Canada Cancels Maintenance Contract with Israel Aerospace Industries For Immediate ReleaseNov. 5, 2017 The Canadian BDS Coalition was recently informed by Air Canada management that the 5-year, multi-million dollar contract with Israel Aerospace Industries Bedek Group [IAI] for heavy maintenance on Air Canada B767 jets was terminated in “early 2017”, with two years remaining. The […]

Canadian Financial Institutions: Complicit with Violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention

Israeli Illegal Settlement . Photo: Montecruz Foto via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Four Canadian Financial Institutions, BMO, RBC, Scotiabank and Manulife have been listed on Bank Track as owning and managing shares in two Israeli Banks, Bank Leumi and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. Both these Israeli banks are active in and profiting from Israeli settlements in the […]

Open Letter from Canadian BDS Coalition to Government of Canada, Cities of Vancouver and Montreal

Over 5,000 signatures to date on this call: Don’t Dance on the Ruins of Palestinian Childhood.  Add your signature by clicking HERE. December 18, 2018. The following letter has been sent to: Pablo Rodriquez, Federal Minister of Heritage Ambassador Deborah Lyons, Canadian Ambassador to Israel Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal ————————— Open […]

Ballet BC, don’t dance on the ruins of Palestinian childhood

See article in Mondoweiss by Marion Kawas on October 31, 2018   Campaign organizers are calling on Ballet BC (and now the 2 other dance companies as well) to take a stand and not perform in Israel, which would be a permanent stain on their records. They are also calling on solidarity activists, both locally and around […]

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